strong is beautiful 

I want to be the person people admire for her strength and persistence.


‘Tis the season…

We are a week into November and I am one of ‘those’ people…one of those who gets very excited about the holidays! The dye still isn’t out of my hair from Halloween yet, but I am ready to deck the halls! Now, interestingly enough, I always do love the season that leads up to Christmas Day, however, this year more than ever.

Before you bah humbug me and tell me to take my cheer elsewhere until after thanksgiving, hear me out.

I’ve learned many lessons in the last year. But one that I continue to learn is that things change. Life isn’t what you planned it to be (which isn’t good or bad but just is). So this year when my family’s Thanksgiving has a change of venue, and a break from tradition…I roll with the punches. But to be sure my favorite holiday is celebrated the way I like to celebrate it, then I make time to do so. My family and I are taking next weekend to start the holidays off strong! A solid three days of a Christmas explosion! Baking, decorating, drinking, singing, laughing about the holidays!

When I explained this to people and they see how this truly is one of my favorite parts of the holiday season, some get it, some don’t. To those that don’t, I wish I could explain to them what it means to me and what’ll yours important to celebrate when I can with the people I love…something I’m so grateful for! That I no longer live states away from my family and can take a day off and drive home for some holiday cheer…because life changes and I don’t save anything for a rainy day, especially not moments.

The holidays have always been an important, fun time for my family. And I’m excited that I’m in such a better place than compared to where I was a year ago. This year I can enjoy it all without worries and doubts and I get to celebrate with so many people and spread my cheer! 🙂 (cheesy, maybe, but what can I say, I’m a holiday sucker!)

Peace, love & gingerbread lattes!!




ok. so i’m officially freaking out.

yesterday, i was excited. nervous. excited. and still excited.

today, i’m freaking out.

yesterday i accepted a position with an awesome tennis company to do what i do best…play tennis, review equipment, clothes, etc., write blogs, make videos, do all kinds of fun stuff.  i initially applied for the job in novemeber, and it’s been a long, drawn out, slow process, until yesterday.

now, i’ve accepted the job and agreed to re-loacte to the beautiful town of San Luis Obispo all within a week.  yes. a week (more or less)!

if you know me at all, you know this is how i live my life.  i don’t plan well and don’t enjoy planning, so most things that happen for me and with me, is very spur of the moment.  so this fits the bill, which makes me sure it’s the right thing for me to do.  i just would like to find a place to live that i love (fingers crossed i find something this weekend!!!)

my head is literally spinning and it’s frustrating as i want to be able to write more and enjoy this moment, but at the same time have the demands of this life-change weighing on me.

so, i apologize if i’m absent for the next few days or so!

until next time, be healthy & be kind!!